d'Artenay, Tammy

Assistant Teaching Professor, Science
Office Phone: 724-983-2962
Office Location: 128A Forker Lab
Mailing Address:
147 Shenango Avenue
Sharon, PA 16146

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Bio

I grew up on a farm in the central San Joaquin Valley of California raising animals and loving nature.  I fell in love with biology at a young age and went on to pursue a Bachelor’s at the University of California Berkeley.  Upon completion of my degree, I went on to graduate school at Southern Illinois University Carbondale where I earned a PhD in Plant Biology.  During my first job at a small private liberal arts college in Iowa, I found my true passion: teaching.  I love to spread the joy and wonder of science to all people. 

Here at Penn State Shenango, I teach a wide variety of classes including major’s and non-major’s biology, plant biology, environmental science, and sustainability.  I volunteer in a number of outreach activities that help to connect science with the general public. 

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and riding bikes with my husband and two sons.  I also swim and occasionally compete in triathlons.

Research Interests
Botany, especially medicinal plants, and bryophyte
Ecology of prairies and woodlands
Environmental sustainability